Name given to large marinal areas where rubbish collects in what has become known as the 'Subtropic Gyro': a gigantic whirlpool in the middle of the the North Pacific ocean nicknamed 'Strangelove Ocean'! (refers of course to the old Dr. himself!)
Concerned scientists has called these no-fish areas 'dead zones'* where there is shortage of life-affirming O2. Other concerns relating to the depleted sealife-forms are the coral areas in the Great Barrier Reef that marine biologists call these vulnerable pollution-sensitive 'bleached'-out corals 'sea reserves', 'marine rainforests' or collectively 'endangered oceans'!
*Also called OMZs (oxygen-mnimum zones), 'paper parks'.
Similiar places on Earth that have the same problem with Garbage Patch are the Kleenix Trail in the Tibetan base camp at Nepal where climbers and tourons leave their trash behind them and Crap Alley; the mountainous climber-magnet distanation in Glencoe, Scotland.